What’s left when a church closes
"The church is not a building," says the song. Yet most churches have walls, a basement, and decades of accumulated accoutrements.
Building bonds in sorrow and love
After the funeral, I was ready to help the boy's family find a church home closer to where they lived. Instead, they stayed with us.
Kenyan Christians defend native stimulant
With the green coloration at the corner of his mouth, Ikenda looks like any other khat user. He's an elder of the East African Pentecostal Church.
Summer’s bounty in winter
As a child, I loved to make and eat popcorn with my dad. But this rosy memory is eclipsed by the reality of the popcorn my brother grows now.
An invitation to silence
We began our business meeting in the chapel with dimmed lights. I led the board through several calming prayers, noticing our breath and heartbeats.
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